Conference: The Future of Europe as a Place of Refuge

Conference: The Future of Europe as a Place of Refuge


Prague, 5 – 6 December, 2019

Faculty of Law of Charles University, nám. Curieových 7, Prague 1

Several years ago, scholars nicknamed the EU “Fortress Europe”, drawing attention to the continuing “securitization” of migration and refugee issues. The same holds even more true today. Non-entry strategies apply extensively across Europe and were strengthened after the 2015 refugee/migration inflow by the 2016 EU-Turkey agreement. Public discourse in certain European countries has become increasingly hostile when it comes to offering international protection. Countries of the global North focus in general on the protection of their borders and often use a securitized language when they discuss legal norms that apply to refugees. These measures mark a shift away from the human rights conception of refugee protection towards an emphasis on security. It means, inter alia, that a conflict between state sovereignty and human rights becomes even more apparent.

This conference aims to bring together scholars and other experts in various fields of law relevant to exploring the issues outlined above. It offers an opportunity to present cutting-edge research addressing these issues, to introduce new ideas and initiatives and to promote a thought-provoking interaction among participants.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Prague in December!

Dr. Věra Honusková and the conference team 

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We kindly ask you to register by November 30, 2019.


The registration fee is 100 EUR (including VAT).
Reduced registration fee (applies to PhD students only; proof of enrollment required) is 50 EUR (including VAT).
Speakers and students of bachelor's and master's degree programmes (proof of enrollment required) are exempted from registration fees.

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The registration fee covers access to all conference sessions, meals and coffee breaks specified in the conference programme and conference materials. Participants are responsible for all their accommodation and travel expenses. Payment can be made at point of online registration via credit or debit card, PayPal, or can be made by electronic funds transfer.

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